Managing Cancer-Related and Treatment Side Effects

These resources provide information regarding common side effects that can be caused by cancer and cancer treatments and steps to prevent or manage the side effects.

American Cancer Society – Managing Cancer-Related Side Effects

The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides a comprehensive list of common side effects that can be caused by cancer and cancer treatment such as chemo brain, low blood counts (low white blood cells, low red blood cells, low platelet counts), peripheral neuropathy, pain, nausea and vomiting, and many more. ACS also provides helpful information on complementary and integrative medicine that can be used to help manage symptoms and side effects.

National Cancer Institute – Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides a comprehensive list of side effects that can be caused by cancer treatment and the cancer such as anemia (low red blood cells), fatigue, gastrointestinal complications (bowel obstruction, constipation and diarrhea), nausea and vomiting, pain, and many more. NCI also provides helpful information on complementary and alternative medicine that can be used to help manage symptoms and side effects. 

Caregiver Guides

The Caregiver Guides are evidence-based informational resources developed by the GynOnc Family CARE Center for caregivers of patients with gynecologic cancer.

Helping Her Manage: Abdominal Bloating

Helping Her Manage: Blood Clots and Bleeding

Helping Her Manage: Bowel Problems

Helping Her Manage: Memory Problems

Helping Her Manage: Nausea and Vomiting

Helping Her Manage: Nutrition

Helping Her Manage: Pain and Peripheral Neuropathy

Helping Her Manage: Sexual Health and Intimacy

Helping Her Manage: Shortness of Breath

Helping Her Manage: Sleep, Fatigue and Energy Levels

Helping Her Manage: Urinary Problems